senate. but if i don't, we'll leave it be. he also made very clear, ali, i'm told to his rank and file that if they do amend the senate bill, it comes at great risk because the senate is not in a mood to take up something that they have already passed, not just passed, but passed by a huge majority, 89 senators. not just that, a vast majority of republicans voted for it, 40 out of 45 republican senators. it's pretty clear that the speaker is trying to thread a needle, a very difficult needle. >> let me ask you this, dana. for people who don't follow parliamentary procedure, i have had people ask me why can't anything just be voted on, why can't they just take that senate proposal and vote on it. i guess that's what we call an up or down vote? >> reporter: yes. this's a great question. it's a question i've had all day, are the votes there. the answer is almost surely yes, because you forget there is another party here, the minority, and the democrats, and they seem to be for the most part rallying around.